DT: Indian expatriate Mansoor, who had been working at an embroidery store, returned to India last night.
He alleged that his employer was abusing him and not paying him his dues.
Mr Mansoor came to Bahrain to work 18 months ago, after paying BD255 to get a Bahrain visa. He received his wages regularly till November. After that, because business seemed slower, there were delays in his payment. Mr Mansoor was given his November salary only at the end of December — that too — in installments.
Also in December, Mr Mansoor’s colleague went to India for a 10-day vacation, but did not return. This added to his workload. Finally, overworked and underpaid, he requested his sponsor to allow him to leave the country but his sponsor said he could leave only after finding a replacement.
He then approached the Youth India Wing of the Kerala Islamic Group, which advised him to approach the embassy. He had to skip work to visit the embassy. That evening, his sponsor barged into his room and started hitting and slapping him.
He then filed a complaint with the Isa Town Police Station. After the case was filed, the sponsor came forward to reconcile and assured him that he would cancel the visa and provide the ticket, as long as the case was withdrawn.
A Youth India representative said, “We intervened and tried to help Mr Mansoor who wanted to leave at the earliest. He received his passport and ticket, and left last night.”